Hello. I'm

Loraine Van Tuyl. 


I empower struggling, spiritual, and super empaths with unique, personalized self-empowerment tools, energetic boundaries, and shamanic journeying practices. These include learning to Re-TREE-t© in a protective soul sanctuary, manage conflict and emotional overwhelm, and use their empathic abilities and powers to become the soul authority of their lives and service-centered missions.


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Hello. I'm Loraine Van Tuyl.

I empower struggling, spiritual, and super empaths with unique, personalized self-empowerment tools, energetic boundaries, and shamanic journeying practices. These include learning to Re-TREE-t© in a protective soul sanctuary, manage conflict and emotional overwhelm, and use their empathic abilities and powers to become the soul authority of their lives and service-centered missions.


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 What's a Super Empath


A super empath is a well-adjusted, self-actualized empath who's skilled at transforming trauma and suffering into creative fuel and inspiration for personal and collective healing.

Super empaths are a lot like Mother Trees and Redwoods. They're rare, endangered, and need protection, support, and empowerment.

They're whole-heartedly and optimally wired to serve the greater good but are susceptible to picking up and absorbing energy that isn't their own due to their sensitivity and big hearts.

They thrive when able to set fierce, compassionate boundaries and love supporting other empaths who're creating lasting impact through their life missions.

Some of their empathic abilities and superpowers include emotional mastery, intuitive brilliance, spiritual clarity, and mindfulness.


I have three decades of professional experience and expertise in empowering spiritual and super empaths. 


If you're a struggling, spiritual, or budding super empath, the first and most important step is learning to RE-TREE-T© in a safe soul sanctuary, clear your chakra channel, and set protective energetic boundaries so that you are able to CARE MORE and CARRY LESS.

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There is a fine line between caring for others vs carrying
their pain and problems



You and I know this well. We've struggled with drawing
and holding this line our entire lives.


Because of our big ♥️'s, we excel in caretaking, healing, and transformational roles BUT we over-give, over-extend, and over-invest. We assume too much responsibility for other people's problems and take (carry) them home.




Many of the struggling, spiritual and budding super empaths I work with have trouble: 


- saying NO to awful and demanding supervisors, co-workers, work loads, or jobs

- letting down, disappointing, or not being there for clients who need us . . .  24/7

- challenging the insensitive and hurtful things random strangers or loved ones say

- declining unhelpful or judgmental feedback from friends, family, or "experts"

- confronting others about their slack at home or work (instead of picking it up) 

- feeling guilty and selfish for "dropping" others to "indulge" in what energizes us



Energetic boundaries are the

Mother of all boundaries. They

tell us why all others are off.


For example, if you're a people pleaser, you're probably worried about hurting or triggering others ESPECIALLY when these people may actually be the ones mistreating or taking advantage of you!  You may be carrying THEIR pain in YOUR body because you're intuitive or psychic and have no clue how to organize, let alone contain, energy.  

Even if your ego-mind and loved ones say protective things that make sense, you don't trust your feelings to help you set limits because they're intense, and scramble everything up in your head, heart, and body when triggered. You try to talk yourself out of your feelings and beat yourself up when you can't (which only makes matters worse!). 

THERE IS A BETTER WAY, AND IT HAS IMPROVED EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE. I now re-guard my emotional sensitivity as my greatest gift and most reliable inner compass, and I can't wait to tell you how I did it.


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I cried at the drop of a hat because I carried a lot. Spent hours fretting about a harsh reprimand or mean look or tone. Preferred to be alone and play in the magical Amazon rainforest that covers 95% of my native Suriname, imagining that I was Mowgli. 

After a military coup uprooted my family, we moved to the concrete jungles of Miami. I coped with the loss of my safe sanctuary and my lifeline to my true self during the awkward middle school years by becoming selectively mute, pretending not to speak English. I didn't know how else to hide.

Decades later, my search for healing was sped up by a PhD in clinical psych and shamanic, energy medicine, and Depth Hypnosis training, but I continued to struggle with public speaking terror.

I was most comfortable behind the scenes. Not heard, not seen,
happy as a clam in my small holistic practice . . . playing small & hiding  


I shared my awakening story in a memoir in 2017, and since then have talked to audiences, big and small, online and in person, on podcasts and radio shows, at conferences, retreats, and book stores.  

I've offered my tools to hundreds of spiritual and super empaths, sensitive experts, online soulpreneurs, transformation agents, thought leaders, psychotherapists, coaches, and academics in mental health, renewable energy, the arts, and holistic healing practices

Being able to teach my best energy healing courses online, such as HEAL LOVE LEAD with SOUL AUTHORITY™, was super exciting: it meant that I could help other struggling empaths and experts embody their soul authority and natural genius, and share their important gifts and empathic powers with the world!

The icing on the cake was being discovered by the publisher of North Atlantic Books and asked to turn this body of wisdom and soul authority guidance into a self-empowerment book. I could not imagine a greater honor ♥️ and sense of accomplishment.

What my students say:

"This is a totally unique set of practices, yet also universal. I really love the framework that Loraine has created. I’ve never seen anyone teach it in this way, but it’s drawing on things anyone can tap into: nature, the elements, trees, animals. And each person brings their own understanding and wisdom to the practice, which is all celebrated and incorporated. In fact, each student is their own foundation for the practice, so it’s a very creative process that comes from within, though guided by Loraine!"
"Most valuable was learning to ground my energy and emotions in a way that organizes them, as well as being able to disperse whatever is not mine. It doesn't always have to be a fight or struggle." 
"I have never felt as settled or at peace as I have since I have experienced this course.”




  • You want to restore trust in your intuition, emotions, and inner sense of divine alignment
  • You want to get clear on who or what to keep in and who or what to keep out of your life–without added outside pressure
  • You're tired of feeling emotionally overwhelmed, overstimulated, and depleted
  • You want to reserve your precious energy, empathic superpowers, and natural genius for people and projects related to your soul purpose
  • You want to unlearn conflict avoidance and become less risk aversive so you can learn crucial people management, problem-solving, and leadership skills needed to fulfill your soul mission

It took daily practice to trust myself again.


starting with the most basic, low-stakes YES-NO decisions

that you alone can make.


Like asking yourself:


Am I ready to explore and embark on the journey

to become a super empath?


If your answer is YES, welcome to the super empath tribe!  I'm so honored to guide you along this beautiful journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment for lasting, positive impact.

Start your CARE don't CARRY journey


A free course for unfulfilled and underrepresented professional empaths and sensitive experts in mental health, coaching, the arts, thought and transformational leadership, meditation practices, and social and Earth justice activism 

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Step 1: master emotional overwhelm and learn to feel, think, and act in alignment with your true nature.

"Loraine is very thorough and you can really tell from how detailed and organized the curriculum is that she takes great pride in her work and greatly cares about helping the women she works with. She is very dedicated to her path of helping others."
- online course student  
"The way that Loraine guides us makes you feel that you can really trust her, not only because of her intelligence and wisdom, but because she really cares, and she is very honest about her own journey, that she is also flawed and struggles with similar issues still, and that she is just another human on this journey. She is relatable, very compassionate, and patient. She is a true gifted healer."
- in-person and online course student
 "Loraine's gift is to connect so deeply with the soul that language waits in reverence as the spirit mends and unfolds to create new stories filled with possibility. I thank her from the bottom of my heart and beyond for her guidance and support."
- in-person & online course student
"Loraine brings an extraordinary intelligence and spirit with a mastery informed by her personal and professional experience, her vision, and her intuitive knowing."
- online course student